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Murray said: "There was a lot of breaks of serves and Gilles is a tough guy to play against.
That burst of energy seemed to tire the Czech, and Kyrgios -- who next plays Germany's unseeded Dustin Brown -- stormed through the fourth set with two further breaks of serve to wrap up victory in two hours and 26 minutes.
Wozniacki had dropped just ten games in her previous four matches - seven of those coming against former champion Maria Sharapova in the last round - and looked on course for another comfortable win after taking the opening set with three breaks of serve.
Murray raced into a 5-0 lead in the second set with two breaks of serve, with Brown having no answer to Murray's more complete all around game.
Breaks of serve are obviously key turning points and if a break occurs, the odds will move rapidly.
The 16-year-old, who won the Wimbledon junior title in 2008, took the opening set 6-3 and charged into a 3-0 lead in the second with two breaks of serve.
Murray started impressively on the Stadium Court and immediately raced into a 3-0 first-set lead with two breaks of serve - the first-serve percentages at that stage reading Murray 80%, Gimeno-Traver 27%.
The breaks of serve were shared in the second set but Gulbis held his nerve in the tie-breaker to go two sets clear and once again claimed a crucial break to take the third.
The Serbs needed Djokovic to win to level the tie at 2-2 and he took a commanding two-set lead and was two breaks of serve to the good in the third.